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Fri Feb 24, 2017, 07:06 AM

Trump and Sanders and Stein

Trump likes Ellison. The Sanders people like Ellison. Hell, Jill Stein probably likes Ellison! When will Democrats catch up with their well-wishers?

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/trump-dnc-race-keith-ellison-125000489.html

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Reply Trump and Sanders and Stein (Original post)
bluedye33139 Feb 2017 OP
NCTraveler Feb 2017 #1
bluedye33139 Feb 2017 #4
forjusticethunders Feb 2017 #15
Fast Walker 52 Feb 2017 #2
bluedye33139 Feb 2017 #3
Demsrule86 Feb 2017 #5
Fast Walker 52 Feb 2017 #10
Demsrule86 Feb 2017 #12
Xipe Totec Feb 2017 #6
leftynyc Feb 2017 #7
HopeAgain Feb 2017 #8
bluedye33139 Feb 2017 #9
Act_of_Reparation Feb 2017 #11
Demsrule86 Feb 2017 #13
Act_of_Reparation Feb 2017 #22
Demsrule86 Feb 2017 #23
flamingdem Feb 2017 #14
MineralMan Feb 2017 #16
flamingdem Feb 2017 #17
MineralMan Feb 2017 #21
Proud Liberal Dem Feb 2017 #18
FSogol Feb 2017 #19
Proud Liberal Dem Feb 2017 #20

Response to bluedye33139 (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 07:10 AM

1. Trump is insignificant in this matter.

 

Sanders surrogates might be what keeps him from getting the position. I would be fine with Ellison. It's a real shame that Sanders surrogates have gone as far as to call people anti-Muslim and corporate sell-outs if he doesn't get it. They really do come into these things with a religious mindset. There can only be one person. That's it. We actually have some great options.

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Response to NCTraveler (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 07:18 AM

4. I like Ellison too

I don't get why he has such strong support from people who don't want the Democratic party to succeed, however.

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Response to bluedye33139 (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 10:41 AM

15. Because he endorsed Bernie.

 

It's really demeaning to Keith tbh; his actual person or aptitude as a leader is irrelevant; he's just a vessel to project their adulation of Bernie onto.

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Response to bluedye33139 (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 07:10 AM

2. all kinds of people are saying the Dems need to go left and to elect Ellison, but I think he would

 

be more problematic than we need.

Also I think I saw David Duke endorsed Ellison.

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 07:17 AM

3. Ha

I'm hoping that the David Duke line is a joke. Omg, it's real. But it wouldn't be that surprising. I don't mind Ellison's policies or general politics, but I wonder why people who hate the Democratic party are pushing him so hard

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Response to bluedye33139 (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 07:23 AM

5. He will immediately cause us to have issues with an important Dem constituency...

Jewish vote due to some unwise statements he made not that long ago. I like Keith but believe if he is appointed DNC chair...we lose. Consider that those who are not Democrats want Keith...including Trump...not a good idea.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 07:30 AM

10. yeah, it's very worrisome indeed

 

I've heard interviews with Ellison, Perez and Buttigeg and they all sound good. But both Ellison and Perez will cause some dissension. So a relative outsider like Buttigeg might be better.

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Reply #10)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 10:37 AM

12. I agree and he has some fresh ideas too.

I hope if Perez realizes he will lose...he throws his support behind Buttigeg...and gives us a chance to defeat the GOP...it is so important.

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Response to bluedye33139 (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 07:24 AM

6. Oh, my!


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Response to bluedye33139 (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 07:25 AM

7. None of them are Democrats

 

I'm sure that's just a coincidence.

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Response to bluedye33139 (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 07:26 AM

8. this is a divisive post

Who gives a freak about what Trump or Stein want?

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Response to HopeAgain (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 07:27 AM

9. What does it matter

Yes, what does it matter that people who hate the Democratic Party are pushing for Ellison?

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Response to bluedye33139 (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 07:55 AM

11. Right, you brought this up because you're concerned...

...Trump, Sanders, and Stein are in league to topple the DNC by telling Democrats to support a Democrat. Seems legit.

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Response to Act_of_Reparation (Reply #11)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 10:38 AM

13. I like Ellison

but he alienates a very important constituency...not a good choice.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #13)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 12:13 PM

22. That's a fair opinion, and not one I take issue with.

If you object to Ellison's politics, behavior, or record, by all means fire away.

The people equating loyalty to party with loyalty to party figures, however, can go screw. We are the party, and we don't have time for that shit.

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Response to Act_of_Reparation (Reply #22)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 12:31 PM

23. I agree...which is why I hope they pick Pete...and end the proxy primary.

I will support whoever they pick...I just think there are good choices and not so good choices in terms of wining in 18 and 20.

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Response to bluedye33139 (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 10:40 AM

14. Does the new guy have a chance?

Can't spell his name

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Response to flamingdem (Reply #14)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 10:57 AM

16. Doubtful. He's a mayor, and has no

national experience, nor many connections with national Democratic leaders. He needs to run for Congress and win before seeking such a post at the DNC.

The DNC chair needs to be someone who can reach out and connect with national Democratic Party leadership and have his phone call answered immediately.

I like Ellison. I like Perez. Both have the national recognition factor that is very important. Either one would be fine with me. Both also have some minor issues with subgroups of Democrats, but who doesn't?

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #16)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 11:01 AM

17. I wish they'd share the job

Then Ellison can stay in congress. Plus, they are friends so one imagines they could work it out.

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Response to flamingdem (Reply #17)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 11:11 AM

21. That might work. I would hate to have Ellison's voice absent

in Congress.

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Response to bluedye33139 (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 11:03 AM

18. I don't see why this has to be such a major deal

All of the candidates seem reasonably qualified and I want the person who is going to help the most in improving the party and helping us win back seats nationally and win back the Presidency in 2020. I think that trying to be divisive about who's going to be the head of the DNC is a huge mistake and is only going to make our political recovery more difficult at a time where we need to have all of our attention trained on slowing/stopping the Trumpublican agenda and winning back/keeping seats. Also, Trump is a Republican, so his opinion should be worth absolutely NOTHING to us.

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Reply #18)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 11:06 AM

19. It is only a big deal because people want to keep fighting the primaries.

Whoever is chosen will do a good job. It matters not.

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Response to FSogol (Reply #19)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 11:07 AM

20. I completely agree

n/t

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